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Happy Easter from the Dental Suite in Loughborough

Sunday, April 12th, 2009


This Easter, at the Dental Suite in Loughborough, Kal and I thought of a new way of promoting good oral health. We have been giving out Easter eggs containing toothbrush and toothpaste. We wanted to promote the message that a chocolate treat is allowed if you follow the following advice:

1- brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste twice a day

2- visit the dentist and hygienist regularly

3- cut down the frequency of sweet treats

4- have a sweet treat only at meal times

This idea was very popular among patients, children and adults alike and got a lot of interest from the local media

have a look at these articles

Leicestershire Mercury article

Loughborough Echo article

Enjoy your Easter Holidays and make sure you follow our advice

have a look at this website for more advice on nutrition for healthy teeth

treatment of gum disease

Sunday, December 7th, 2008

Unfortunately, gum disease is very common among the population. Most people are not aware of suffering from this condition.

We get many new patients coming from Nottingham, Derby and Leicester wanting to improve the appearance of their teeth. Sometimes, our new patients are not aware of having gum disease and we stress the importance of treating this prior to starting cosmetic treatment. Gums are the foundation to our teeth, so to have beautiful teeth, we need healthy gums.

Treatment of severe gum disease, ie periodontitis, involves the following stages:

- initial appointment with the hygienist to assess the extent of the gum disease and to give oral hygiene instructions for excellent home maintenance

- 2-3 more appointments for root planing, ie deep cleaning, which aims at removing bacteria and toxins on the roots of the teeth,

- we then leave the gums to heal for 3 months and we then reassess the situation

we always stress the importance of having regular professional cleans, but we also highlight to our patients that home maintenance is just as important.

everyone should see the hygienist on a regular basis

Maintenance of Dental Implants

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

Dental Implants are a fantastic way of replacing missing teeth. Success rates are high when carried out by an experienced surgeon, but to ensure that the long term success of dental implants stays high, it is imperative to maintain a high standard of oral hygiene.

We advise all our patients to regularly see the hygienist and to brush, floss their teeth and use moutwash. This same advice is given to our implant patients as well.

Once implant treatment has been completed, Kal and Rebecca will show our patients how to maintain their oral health and how to look after their implants. Implants need looking after just as much as natural teeth. We also advice patients to use Waterpik, a fantastic tool to clean under the implant crowns and bridges.


The Importance of Home Maintenance

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

At our practice, we focus a lot on gum health. This is because gums are the foundation of our teeth and therefore. Without healthy gums, there would be no beautiful straight teeth!


We therefore advise all our patients to see our fantastic Hygienist Rebecca Muir. She is gentle but yet very thorough. She is also great at educating our patients and teaching them how to maintain their gum health when at home and between hygienist visit.

At the Dental Suite in Loughborrough, we know that professional cleans are very important, but this would not be as effective without meticulous home maintenance.


Come and see our excellent hygienist for your gum treatment!